How do I set the default print settings in Windows or on my Mac?

  • To set default settings for all your software, follow the steps below for your operating system.

    Note: When you change the print settings only in your printing software, the change will apply only during the current print session, not when you open the software again. Select your default print settings as instructed below to change the print settings you use in all your programs and sessions.

    Selecting Default Print Settings - Windows

    When you change your print settings in a program, the changes apply only while you are printing in that program session. If you want to change the print settings you use in all your Windows programs, you can select new default print settings.
    1. Access the Windows Desktop and right-click the icon for your product in the right side of the Windows taskbar, or click the up arrow and right-click .
    2. Select Printer Settings. You see the printer settings window:
    3. Select the print settings you want to use as defaults in all your Windows programs.
    4. Click OK.
    These settings are now the defaults selected for printing. You can still change them as needed for printing in any program session.

    Printing Preferences - Mac

    You can select these settings on the Options or Driver tab.

    Skip Blank Page Ensures that your product does not print pages that contain no text or images. Quiet Mode Lessens noise during printing but may decrease print speed. High Speed Printing Speeds up printing but may reduce print quality. Warning Notifications Lets you choose whether or not to receive warning notifications from the printer software for various operating conditions. Establish bidirectional communication Allows the product to communicate with the computer. Do not change the default setting unless you experience issues when using a shared printing pool.
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